Well now to a pro football first. An openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The St. Louis rams making history, picking Michael Sam in the seventh round, close to the end of the draft last night.... See More
Well now to a pro football first. An openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The St. Louis rams making history, picking Michael Sam in the seventh round, close to the end of the draft last night. And Mara shchiavocampo has the story. The St. Louis rams select Michael Sam, defensive end, Missouri. Reporter: This is the moment Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in NFL history got the news he would now be a St. Louis ram. Kissing his boyfriend on national television, as Sam learned he was picked in the seventh round of the NFL draft. This is a first. It's the first in the NFL. Reporter: Sam, shortly after, tweeting excitement, donning a rams cap, thanking the team and the city. Thank you to the rams and the whole city of St. Louis. I'm using every ounce of this to achieve greatness. Sam telling robin Roberts he wasn't worried about his place in the draft. I came out to my team in August during camp. And, they didn't have a problem with it. Reporter: At the time, commentators speculating he may not be drafted at all. There's going to be teams that are not going to draft this player. Reporter: One team that is not worried, Sam's now teammates St. Louis rams. Jenkins tweeting, welcome to the team. He clearly deserved to be drafted. There were going to be questions as to why he wasn't. Reporter: While many fixated on his face this weekend. Listen to the crowd. Reporter: Now it's time to focus on the field. Where championships are won. For "Good morning America," Mara schiavocampo, ABC news, new York. Such a great story. We spend so much time talking about bullying. To be embraced by the teammates. Overnight, a huge and hilarious sendoff for one of our own, Barbara Walters making a surprise appearance on "Snl,"
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